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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Any fanacial help avalible

My mother back in 2007 had an illegal surgery, illegal in the terms that in the paperwork it said that the doctor would do it, but instead a student did it, we fought it lost, and went bankrupt. She now lives with severe nerve damage to the point where she can't move or have anything touching... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 8, 2020

Not really clear what kind of fanacial help you want. You state the med mal took place 7 years ago, and you fought but lost, that is beyond the statute of limitations, unless extraordinary circumstances exist. Brother's promise to "help" is not enforceable as you describe it... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Virginia on
Q: I ordered an item from etsy. Cant pay import fees.

Ordered $23 item did not know it was coming from Europe. Seller wont cancel. What happens if i dont pay duties/import fees.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 4, 2020

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for five weeks. You could check their terms of service, or if there are internal provisions for resolution of disputes. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: Which policeagency can follow you from one state to another in a private vehicle it not being in a pursuit.From Wv to ky
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 3, 2020

Anyone can follow you in a private vehicle anywhere but they have no jurisdiction once they leave the home state. Only the FBI can go state to state with full jurisdiction.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: I was arrested (3/27/2010) by the Navy in MD for driving with a suspended license. I need documentation for the trial.

Are you able to point me to a website or phone number so that I can obtain the results of the trial? If I remember correctly, the charges were either dropped, or I payed a fine.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Jul 2, 2020

If you were stopped by a naval police officer (MP?) then this occurred on a military base and was prosecuted in the United States District Court before a US Magistrate. That could have been in several locations in Maryland, so it depends on which base this happened upon. Typically, if you were... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Employee with a lot less time received a full-time promotion. Just found out he's related to another e

Recently, my employer had an internal opening for a full-time position.

Five part-time employees applied. Myself and another employee have over 18 months with the company.

I initially asked the direct supervisor of that department if this position was to replace a person retiring... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jul 1, 2020

I am sorry you did not get the position. However, nepotism is not unlawful. It is perfectly legal to treat friends and family more favorably than other employees in the company. Now, if the reason you did not get the position was your race, or religion, or some other legally protected... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Tax Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: What is my entity type if I’m running an online smoke shop?

Any other legal advice about starting an online smoke shop

David Ostrove
David Ostrove answered on Jun 28, 2020

Based on what you have stated, you are probably a sole proprietorship.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: I need a civil attorney to file a claim under color of law 1983 claim

in 2011 the county department of children's services in Los Angeles listed my name on the caci and deprive me of a hearing in the dependency children's Court to defend myself against the allegations that the department accuse me of and I wasn't even a party to the case it was my... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 26, 2020

There is a recent case involving a lawyer who had the same thing happen to him. You need to contact a good civil rights lawyer who can take on this fight on your behalf. There are so many great civil rights lawyers and law firms in the Los Angeles area more than capable of handling this kind of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Health Care Law for Washington on
Q: so if Inslee continues to call this and emergency does this mean he can keep doing this forever?

also does he have the right to jail and fine people for not complying with his wishes? and if so why are so many officers of the law refusing to enforce his mandates? thank you for responding

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Jun 26, 2020

Violation of the Governor's order is a gross misdemeanor, so a person can be arrested for it. Does "he" have the right to jail people? No, that is not the function of his office. But local law enforcement anywhere in the state can enforce the statute.

Since it only went in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: In georgia if the state courts have violated your rights as a victim

And those hendered your rights to justice Would there be a conflict of interest in any other case in that court system?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 24, 2020

Generally speaking, the answer is no. However, more information is needed about your specific circumstances. It may be best to speak with an attorney who can assess the details of your concerns.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

We wish you well....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crime and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: Can I hold a code enforcement official accountable for making false accusations, criminal

Code enforcement made a false accusations and had our water turned off,his accusation was that there was a water source going into a RV that is used as storage,he went as far as to say that he had pictures, which he couldn't of had because there is no water going into or out since it was... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 23, 2020

The offense of TAMPERING WITH GOVERNMENTAL RECORD is defined in chapter 37 of the Penal Code which is available online here:

There might be a problem proving that it was intentional rather than accidental or negligent. Also, a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Can I loan my son $120,000 w/ promissory note using his homestead as security? Can it be recorded? Better Ideas welcome
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 22, 2020

Yes, with a recorded note and mortgage, but if there is already a mortgage for a home loan, the lender has priority, so if the lender forecloses, you'll end up on the short end.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Education Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: If I get disbarred from DoDEA school can I get a government job still?

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 20, 2020

Please remember this is a public forum and you could be posting things today that you regret tomorrow. Sorry to hear that you are having these problems. Your actual question: "Can I get a job still?" cannot be answered with the information you provided, and it calls for predicting the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Tax Law, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law on
Q: How should one need to do file tax for sponsoring spouse?

My wife is US citizen and i was in F-1 visa when we got married in 2015.

I worked in 2017-2019 in uber without work permit. But, I was never out of my status.

I filed tax file in 2017 single(my wife filed with her parents in 2015-2017) and in 2018 I filed tax with my wife and son... Read more »

Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jun 17, 2020

Good Morning! In addition to showing your wifes income for the affidavit of support, filing joint taxes is additional supporting documents to show a bonafide marriage.

Though Im not a tax professional and this is not legal advise, I’ll say it will be beneficial to file jointly showing...
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Q: My son's death has been falsified, delayed, denied, and dismissed for 7 years. Can I sue the parties for negligence

My son was allegedly overdosed in Henderson County TN during 2013; however, the 911 call was made in another county. Since the body was in Carroll County when EMS responded, the body was taken to Carroll County at the nearest hospital. Investigation occurring simultaneously at the alleged location... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 15, 2020

Very sorry for your loss. However most of what I assume might be potential defendants had their liability barred by the Statute of Limitations long ago. It would probably be a GTLA, and even the savings Statute does not apply. I see no basis for claiming a tolling of the SOL. Your attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Illinois on
Q: In IL. if you convicted of a burglary but satisfactorily completed probation 10y ago. Can I get 2 amendment rights back?

In Cook County Illinois if you convicted of a burglary but never went to prison & satisfactorily completed probation ten years ago can you get it expunged & have Second amendment rights restored? The charge was for the new burglary a girl stole the laptop from a car I was there so I got in... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jun 10, 2020

You can not expunge such a case. Your only option is to file an Executive Clemency Petition requesting the governor to pardon you and allow you to expunge this matter. These types of petition are rarely granted, but it is your only option. You will want to hire an attorney to assist you with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Florida on
Q: Can DEO get away with not dispersing the $600 per week PUA money I qualify for?

I am eligible under the Care's Act for PUA as a 1099 worker. I was also eligible for unemployment as a 1040 worker. I received back pay for unemployment but not the PUA funds. The DEO is not communicating with me, and can not answer my questions, friends from other states have already received... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 10, 2020

No, DEO is not "committing fraud." Since DEO is the final decision-maker as to whether or not you are entitled to the extra money given to DEO under the CARES Act I strongly suggest that you stop fighting with them and just wait for the DEO bureaucracy to catch up with the thousands of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: After 28 year old dui and being reinstated. But was on DL s/r/c can the state make you pay to get it back
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 9, 2020

Not sure of your question, but the DOS can charge money and require payment in full of convicted violations in order to receive driving privileges.

Q: I'm a civilian federal employee for the USAF, how can the FAA pay its employees more in the same career field as me?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 8, 2020

Probably because the USAF and the FAA are legally not the same employer; neither is any other federal agency the same as the FAA or the USAF. FYI: Every federal agency employer is different from all others; and the military civilian corps is completely different than that of any federal agency.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law, Traffic Tickets and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Could someone find my address and name from my drivers license number?

Someone cut me off in vehicle in an Arby’s parking lot, stopped in front of me and wouldn’t let me through, so I had to lay on my horn to get them to move. After they moved and began flicking me off, I had to follow them around the corner because it was the only way out that I knew of. They... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jun 8, 2020

Yes, they could possibly find your address or track you down. This sort of thing is how road rage escalates to tragic outcomes - even blowing your horn, or especially gesturing at them, could be dangerous. Everyone is tense. Do not engage with other drivers in traffic. Avoid eye contact. They... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: With Covid19 in effect what are the legal guide lines for phone hearings? Why are they not recorded?

I had an exceptions hearing over the phone, opposing council was allowed to talk and I was not, I was the one that filed for exceptions. I don't understand how that is legal, and when I tried to get a copy of the hearing they said that they weren't recording them? When I asked the judge... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 7, 2020

Of your list of grievances, the only one that seems to be a possible infringement of your rights was the denial of your right to argue on your own behalf. That is a procedural due process right IN GENERAL for pro se litigants in hearings, with some exceptions. Relief for a trial court... Read more »

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